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US males’s soccer staff rolls over Martinique to succeed in CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals

Daryl Dike of the United States beats Samuel Camille of Martinique for a head ball during Thursday night's 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
Daryl Dike of the USA beats Samuel Camille of Martinique for a head ball throughout Thursday evening’s 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Youngsters’s Mercy Park in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas.Jamie Squire/Getty

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Daryl Dike scored twice and helped drive an personal aim, serving to the USA to overwhelm Martinique 6-1 Thursday evening and clinch a berth within the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.

Miles Robinson, Gyasi Zardes and Nicholas Gioacchini additionally scored for the US, which began a lineup of gamers who haven’t been in coach Gregg Berhalter’s top-level participant pool, together with Revolution goaltender Matt Turner, who began in aim and made 4 saves. His solely blemish was permitting a penalty-kick aim to Emmanuel Rivière within the sixty fourth minute.

Canada leads the US (each 2-0) on a total-goals tiebreaker going into their matchup Sunday, which can decide the Group B winner.

The US improved to 37 wins, one loss and 4 attracts within the Gold Cup group stage.

Berhalter modified seven starters from final weekend’s opening 1-0 win over Haiti, inserting defender James Sands together with Gianluca Busio, George Bello, Eryck Williamson, Christian Roldan, Matthew Hoppe and Dike. The lineup averaged 5 worldwide appearances and was in impact a junior varsity, with solely Roldan commonly getting a lot time with the first participant pool.

Hoppe, who began, and Donovan Pines, who entered within the seventieth, raised the overall to 47 debuts in 31 matches below Berhalter.

Dike, coming off a breakout mortgage from Orlando to second-tier Barnsley in England’s second-tier League Championship, raised his worldwide objectives whole to a few. He put the US forward within the 14th minute with a header off a protracted cross from Hoppe.

Busio’s shot hit the crossbar within the twenty third minute, and Dike headed the rebound towards aim. Samuel Camille tried a clearance, however the ball popped up and spun in.

Robinson made it 3-0 within the fiftieth when Busio’s nook kick sailed although the field and Williamson, making his first begin, crossed for Robinson to go the ball in for his second worldwide aim.

Dike exchanged passes with a Roldan within the 59th, broke in and lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Gilles Meslien.

Acosta, simply into the sport, fouled Kévin Fortuné, resulting in Riviere’s penalty kick that beat Turner within the sixty fourth.

Zardes acquired his thirteenth worldwide aim within the seventieth, two minutes after changing Dike, and Gioacchini, who’s from Kansas Metropolis, scored his third worldwide aim within the ninetieth off a cross from Busio, who performs for Sporting Kansas Metropolis in Main League Soccer.

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